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  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:51:23 GMT
    Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
  • Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

    Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:49:45 GMT
    The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.
    The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found...
  • McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

    McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:38:36 GMT
    The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose...
    The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the...
  • Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:18:40 GMT
    Chicago's beloved Little League champions are getting their own parade, from their ballpark on the city's South Side to Millennium Park downtown.
    The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
  • Texas drunken driving slaying case goes to jury

    Texas drunken driving slaying case goes to jury

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:18:37 GMT
    A Texas prosecutor has says a drunken driver who slammed into a truck, killing two boys, deserved punishment within the judicial system, but not at the hands of the boys' father.
    A jury has begun deliberating in the murder case of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who had just killed his two sons in a crash.
  • Missouri governor names new public safety director

    Missouri governor names new public safety director

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:59:20 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.
  • 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:51:05 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to...
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the...
  • Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car

    Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:58:25 GMT
    A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said.
    A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said.
  • US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

    US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:39:14 GMT
    Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.
    A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group.
  • APNewsBreak: Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    APNewsBreak: Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:39:11 GMT
    Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...
    Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
  • Philadelphia plans parade for Little League team

    Philadelphia plans parade for Little League team

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:28:01 GMT
    The Taney Dragons are getting the champion's treatment as the city of Philadelphia hosts a parade honoring the team's appearance in the Little League World Series.
    A youth baseball team whose star female pitcher appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated is getting the champion's treatment as the city hosts a parade honoring the team's appearance in the Little League World...
  • Girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi

    Girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:08:50 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said.
  • Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

    Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:59:36 GMT
    Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."
    Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all had one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."
  • California beach town sees flooding from hurricane

    California beach town sees flooding from hurricane

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:59:36 GMT
    The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing.
    A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane...
  • AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

    AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:58:33 GMT
    A U.S. official says an American man reported to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State.
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
  • Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:08:33 GMT
    Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life,...
    Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't...
  • Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:39:37 GMT
    If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov....
    If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

    Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:18:02 GMT
    At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are...
    Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
  • 3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

    3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:20:03 GMT
    It was supposed to be a pleasant lakeside picnic for a 42-year-old mother, her 25-year-old daughter, teenage son and 3-year-old grandson.
    It was supposed to be a pleasant lakeside picnic for a 42-year-old mother, her 25-year-old daughter, teenage son and 3-year-old grandson.
  • AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

    AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:08:17 GMT
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.
  • Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

    Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:48:05 GMT
    Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor's trash can.
    A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause...
  • Authorities: Man who shot 7 is 'serial killer'

    Authorities: Man who shot 7 is 'serial killer'

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:38:43 GMT
    A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said.
    A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said.
  • Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

    Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:48:42 GMT
    The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.
    The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.
  • Longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer dies at 86

    Longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer dies at 86

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:58:53 GMT
    A longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for his involvement in a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities has died.
    George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.
  • Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:19:44 GMT
    Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life,...
    Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't...
  • Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans

    Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:00:42 GMT
    Attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana are set defend their states' gay marriage bans before a federal appeals court in Chicago.
    Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and...
  • Authorities: 'Serial killer' is behind 4 killings

    Authorities: 'Serial killer' is behind 4 killings

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:58:36 GMT
    Authorities in Los Angeles say a man in custody is a serial killer who shot seven people, leaving four dead over five days.
    A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:41:04 GMT
    The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might...
    The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage...
  • Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

    Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:28:19 GMT
    A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from...
    A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one...
  • Mexican president praises California policies

    Mexican president praises California policies

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:08:20 GMT
    Mexico's president spoke Monday of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong.
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of immigrant-friendly laws, saying California is taking a lead role in the absence of national immigration...
  • Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

    Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:38:26 GMT
    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.
    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.
  • Police: Plane stowaway arrested at Phoenix airport

    Police: Plane stowaway arrested at Phoenix airport

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:08:38 GMT
    A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and sentenced to jail for returning to a Los Angeles airport in violation of her probation was arrested Tuesday after being recognized...
    A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and sentenced to jail for returning to a Los Angeles airport in violation of her probation was arrested Tuesday after being recognized loitering...
  • 3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

    3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:58:13 GMT
    Divers recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her two children who apparently drowned in a popular lake west of Portland on Tuesday, a day after finding another family member - a 3-year-old grandson -...
    Divers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of a mother and two of her children who authorities say drowned in a popular lake west of Portland.
  • Police: Slain woman ID'd ex-deputy as her attacker

    Police: Slain woman ID'd ex-deputy as her attacker

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:37:48 GMT
    Police in Wisconsin say that before she died, a wounded woman called 911 and identified the person who shot her as her brother-in-law, who had been a sheriff's deputy.
    A woman told police before she died that she had been shot by her brother-in-law, a newly retired Wisconsin sheriff's deputy suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, according to new court documents.
  • Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

    Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:27:49 GMT
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go...
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President...
  • Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

    Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:17:53 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday faced the most pointed questions yet about his dealings with a businessman whose gifts are at the heart of the ex-governor's corruption trial.
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips...
  • Kentucky leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

    Kentucky leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:38:57 GMT
    Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.
    Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.
  • Kentucky leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

    Kentucky leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:38:55 GMT
    The top elected official in an eastern Kentucky county devastated by a deadly 2012 tornado has pleaded guilty to a fraud charge stemming from a kickback scheme.
    The top elected official in an eastern Kentucky county devastated by a deadly 2012 tornado has pleaded guilty to a fraud charge stemming from a kickback scheme.
  • Father of student: fatal flight was to see sights

    Father of student: fatal flight was to see sights

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:27:52 GMT
    Authorities are trying to figure out why a plane crashed just after takeoff from a regional airport outside of Cleveland, killing the four people aboard.
    A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes.
  • Couple plead guilty in man's Craigslist killing

    Couple plead guilty in man's Craigslist killing

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:18:47 GMT
    A newlywed couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and face mandatory sentences of life without parole.
    A newlywed couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and face mandatory sentences of life without parole.
  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:18:18 GMT
    When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.
    When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.
  • Doctor describes girl's injuries after abduction

    Doctor describes girl's injuries after abduction

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:48:28 GMT
    A 5-year-old girl abducted from her Philadelphia classroom suffered severe physical injuries from a sexual assault that required surgery, a doctor testified Tuesday.
    A 5-year-old girl abducted from her Philadelphia classroom suffered severe physical injuries from a sexual assault that required surgery, a doctor testified Tuesday.
  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:19:08 GMT
    A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible.
    Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
  • Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:19:02 GMT
    An Arizona shooting instructor was accidentally shot and killed while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

    Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:50:11 GMT
    U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya.
    Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three...
  • Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

    Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:40:02 GMT
    Former FBI director Louis Freeh has been hospitalized following a single-car crash in Vermont.
    Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday.
  • Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

    Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:07:44 GMT
    Hundreds of travelers on the road to Burning Man in their quest for oneness with nature and celebration of self-expression on a peaceful playa in northern Nevada's desert didn't expect to spend their first...
    Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and...
  • 2 ex-mining towns try to change their fortunes

    2 ex-mining towns try to change their fortunes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:59:36 GMT
    An experiment of sorts is taking place in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, where two towns with a common heritage and a common problem are taking two very different approaches.
    In the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, Rocky Top and Briceville share a common heritage and a common problem: How to revive communities that once boasted bustling main streets and jobs for nearly anyone willing...
  • Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit

    Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:59:25 GMT
    NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence.
    NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence.
  • NY teen gets 5 to 15 years for wreck that killed 4

    NY teen gets 5 to 15 years for wreck that killed 4

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:38:02 GMT
    A New York City teenager involved in a fiery crash on a Long Island roadway that killed his four friends is set to be sentenced.
    A New York City man who was high on marijuana and speeding at over 100 mph when he crashed his brand-new sports car into a tree on a Long Island highway, killing four of his friends, has been sentenced to 5-to-15 years in...
  • Jerusalem police search for missing US student

    Jerusalem police search for missing US student

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:39:06 GMT
    Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a U.S. religious student who disappeared while on a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week.
    Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a U.S. religious student who disappeared while on a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week.
  • Defense secretary OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero

    Defense secretary OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:18:26 GMT
    The secretary of defense has recommended a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer...
    The secretary of defense has recommended a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said...
  • CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

    CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:57:59 GMT
    A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.
    A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.
  • SHOW BITS: A last hurrah for 'Breaking Bad'

    SHOW BITS: A last hurrah for 'Breaking Bad'

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:30 AM EDT2014-08-26 08:30:25 GMT
    Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
    Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
  • Renewed calls for early-warning system after quake

    Renewed calls for early-warning system after quake

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:37:39 GMT
    In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor reach them, allowing trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories...
    In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor reach them, allowing trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories to shut...
  • Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

    Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:27:50 GMT
    Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.
    Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts were on the outside looking in Monday after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.
  • California wait period doesn't apply to gun owners

    California wait period doesn't apply to gun owners

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:07:51 GMT
    A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.
    A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.
  • Foley killing could complicate embassy bomb trial

    Foley killing could complicate embassy bomb trial

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:48:18 GMT
    An Egyptian lawyer charged in the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa is trying to distance himself from other acts of terrorism even as British investigators reportedly look at his son in the killing of an American...
    An Egyptian lawyer charged in the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa is trying to distance himself from other acts of terrorism even as British investigators reportedly look at his son in the killing of an American journalist.
  • John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder, dies

    John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder, dies

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:57:49 GMT
    John G. Sperling, founder of the for-profit University of Phoenix, has died, company officials said Sunday. He was 93.
    John G. Sperling was in his teens - illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness - when a shipmate in the Merchant Marine taught him to read.
  • Freed US reporter's Dad praises son's noble cause

    Freed US reporter's Dad praises son's noble cause

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:57:47 GMT
    The overjoyed father of the American journalist freed by Islamic militants said Monday that his son and others who venture into dangerous lands like Syria deserve praise for wanting to "bear witness ... tell the...
    The overjoyed father of the American journalist freed by Islamic militants said Monday that his son and others who venture into dangerous lands like Syria deserve praise for wanting to "bear witness ... tell the truth...
  • Rapper arrested for firearms in shooting probe

    Rapper arrested for firearms in shooting probe

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:39:57 GMT
    Authorities in California say platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon Valley.
    Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon Valley, authorities said.
  • Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:39:36 GMT
    A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them. Scores were injured as the temblor...
    The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept...
  • Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:01:33 GMT
    After weeks of community protests, the family of Michael Brown is asking for silence and peace as they lay him to rest.
    The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown - recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.
  • Woman, 75, gets life term for killing husband

    Woman, 75, gets life term for killing husband

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:19:07 GMT
    A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s then throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine where it...
    A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine, where it remained...
  • Kindergartner missing for hours before family told

    Kindergartner missing for hours before family told

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:19:04 GMT
    A child who authorities say was abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually assaulted during a 19-hour ordeal believes her attacker was a man, but prosecutors call the young woman who went on trial Monday...
    A kindergartner abducted from her school was missing for six hours before her family learned she was gone, witnesses testified Monday as a young woman's kidnapping and sexual assault trial opened.
  • Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

    Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:47:57 GMT
    An active shooter has been reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia.
    An enraged soldier barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia Army base, threw objects around the office and then fatally shot herself in the head Monday as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her,...
  • A look at earthquake's impact on California region

    A look at earthquake's impact on California region

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:27:32 GMT
    A strong earthquake rattled a swath of Northern California's wine country in the early hours of Sunday morning, unleashing most of its damage on the city of Napa in the heart of the vineyard-studded region.
    A strong earthquake rattled a swath of Northern California's wine country in the early hours of Sunday morning, unleashing most of its damage on the city of Napa in the heart of the vineyard-studded region.
  • Russian tourist charged in Brooklyn Bridge climb

    Russian tourist charged in Brooklyn Bridge climb

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:40:22 GMT
    A Russian tourist climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures for fun in the landmark's second security breach in a month, authorities said Monday.
    A Russian tourist climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures for fun in the landmark's second security breach in a month, authorities said Monday.
  • American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:17:13 GMT
    As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first...
    As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public...
  • Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

    Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:17:08 GMT
    An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
    An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
  • Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:58:57 GMT
    Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children...
    New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio...
  • Suspect held in deadly California shooting spree

    Suspect held in deadly California shooting spree

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:47:17 GMT
    Capping a daylong search, a suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and injured four others within the span of an hour in the Los Angeles area has been taken into custody.
    A man who was detained late Sunday as a person of interest in a series of apparently random shootings that claimed three lives in suburban Los Angeles was booked on animal-cruelty charges Monday as detectives worked to...
  • UPS, pilots' union barred from air crash probe

    UPS, pilots' union barred from air crash probe

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:57:44 GMT
    A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots.
    A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots.
  • Amish to build garage for pair who returned girls

    Amish to build garage for pair who returned girls

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:47:00 GMT
    The Amish are famous for their barn raisings, when an entire community turns out to help a neighbor.
    The Amish are famous for their barn raisings, when an entire community turns out to help a neighbor.
  • Felony indictment energizes Texas GOP behind Perry

    Felony indictment energizes Texas GOP behind Perry

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:48:14 GMT
    Just when Rick Perry was feeling like governor non grata, a felony indictment accusing him of abusing his power has energized Texas conservatives.
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's legacy has rarely been mentioned on statewide GOP campaign trails this year, and the party's nominee to replace him has questioned some of Perry's signature achievements. Amid his record...
  • Wildfire burns near Gold Rush-era boomtown

    Wildfire burns near Gold Rush-era boomtown

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:09:43 GMT
    State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses.
    Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.
  • Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

    Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:27:19 GMT
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
  • Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

    Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:09 AM EDT2014-08-25 06:09:34 GMT
    Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in northern California's San Francisco Bay area.
    The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region's famed wineries and historic...
  • Suspect in Los Angeles-area shootings detained

    Suspect in Los Angeles-area shootings detained

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-08-25 05:57:16 GMT
    Three people are dead and two others are injured after three separate shootings within the span of an hour Sunday morning, and the Los Angeles Police Department says the attacks may be related.
    A suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and wounded four others within the span of an hour Sunday in the Los Angeles area was taken into custody following a standoff, police said.
  • Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace

    Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 03:57:29 GMT
    Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday in Ferguson as nightly protests continued two weeks after a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
    The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest Monday.
  • 4 bodies found floating off South Florida coast

    4 bodies found floating off South Florida coast

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:27:42 GMT
    The Coast Guard said late Sunday it was continuing a search for any more possible bodies or "anyone in distress" after four people were found dead in waters miles off the South Florida coast.
    The Coast Guard said late Sunday it was continuing a search for any more possible bodies or "anyone in distress" after four people were found dead in waters miles off the South Florida coast.
  • Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

    Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:27:40 GMT
    James Foley, the U.S. journalist slain by Islamic State militants after being held in captivity for nearly two years, will be remembered Sunday at a Mass of Remembrance in his hometown.
    Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor.
  • Rap mogul Suge Knight shot, wounded in nightclub

    Rap mogul Suge Knight shot, wounded in nightclub

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:49:15 GMT
    Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been injured in an early morning shooting at a West Hollywood nightclub but is expected to survive.
    Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot and injured in a packed nightclub early Sunday, but he was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.
  • American Airlines flight diverted to Phoenix

    American Airlines flight diverted to Phoenix

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:27:15 GMT
    Authorities say a flight heading to San Diego has been diverted to Phoenix.
    Authorities say a security threat forced a flight from Dallas to San Diego to be diverted to Phoenix.
  • Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

    Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:06:45 GMT
    The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
    The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
  • The latest on damaging earthquake in California

    The latest on damaging earthquake in California

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:56:47 GMT
    This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene are learning following the largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years:
    This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene are learning following the largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years:
  • Police: Carbon monoxide caused missionary deaths

    Police: Carbon monoxide caused missionary deaths

    Sunday, August 24 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-24 23:06:41 GMT
    Police in Taiwan suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of two Mormon missionaries.
    Police in Taiwan suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of two Mormon missionaries.
  • 3 kids among 5 dead in fiery New York car crash

    3 kids among 5 dead in fiery New York car crash

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:57:18 GMT
    Authorities say a car veered off a Long Island highway, struck a tree and burst into flames, killing five people, including two children.
    A woman, her three children and their grandmother were returning home from a family gathering when their car veered off a Long Island highway, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing all of them, authorities...
  • Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'

    Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:57:14 GMT
    Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white...
    Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police...
  • Cristobal's pelting rains lash southeast Bahamas

    Cristobal's pelting rains lash southeast Bahamas

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:48:12 GMT
    A strengthening tropical depression that dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic was upgraded early Sunday to Tropical Storm Cristobal as it passed closer to the Bahamas, the U.S....
    Slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall on Sunday, and one man died and two other people were earlier left missing when they were caught up by...
  • Survey: US gas prices down 4 cents per gallon

    Survey: US gas prices down 4 cents per gallon

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:28:27 GMT
    The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 4 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, and prices in California have fallen 5 cents in the same time period.
    The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 4 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, and prices in California have fallen 5 cents in the same time period.
  • Questions and answers about California earthquake

    Questions and answers about California earthquake

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:28:19 GMT
    By TERRY TANG Associated Press A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday. Scientists say it was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. The quake...
    By TERRY TANG Associated Press A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday. Scientists say it was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. The quake struck at...
  • Man charged in Texas police chief's slaying

    Man charged in Texas police chief's slaying

    Sunday, August 24 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-24 21:17:02 GMT
    A sheriff's spokeswoman says a man has been charged in the shooting death of a small-town Texas police chief.
    A 24-year-old Texas man has been charged in the shooting death of a small-town police chief, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Sunday.
  • California winemakers cleaning up after quake

    California winemakers cleaning up after quake

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:49:10 GMT
    Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels of ruined wine as a result of Sunday's earthquake.
    Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.
  • Biggest quakes by magnitude in California

    Biggest quakes by magnitude in California

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:38:04 GMT
    By The Associated Press California, where a quake and fire devastated the city of San Francisco in 1906, once again showed it is earthquake country.
    By The Associated Press California, where a quake and fire devastated the city of San Francisco in 1906, once again showed it is earthquake country.
  • GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

    GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:17:01 GMT
    A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.
    About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.
  • Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

    Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

    Sunday, August 24 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-08-24 17:57:04 GMT
    Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.
    Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.
  • Small actions can reduce wildfire risks

    Small actions can reduce wildfire risks

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-24 16:57:48 GMT
    As wildfires burn homes and thousands of square miles across the West, fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks could make the difference in whether a...
    As wildfires burn homes and thousands of square miles across the West, fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks could make the difference in whether a house...
  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-24 14:46:52 GMT
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.
  • Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

    Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-24 14:46:49 GMT
    Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."
    Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."
  • Hot-sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement

    Hot-sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-08-24 06:36:24 GMT
    A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its...
    A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors.
  • Tropical depression forms, aims for Bahamas

    Tropical depression forms, aims for Bahamas

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:26 AM EDT2014-08-24 06:26:53 GMT
    The U.S. Hurricane Center says a tropical depression has formed and it is dumping heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as it heads for the Bahamas.
    A tropical depression formed over the Turks and Caicos Islands as it headed toward the Bahamas and dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. Hurricane Center.
  • Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:26 AM EDT2014-08-24 06:26:45 GMT
    A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.
    A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.
  • Protesters, police march peacefully in Ferguson

    Protesters, police march peacefully in Ferguson

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:56 AM EDT2014-08-24 04:56:42 GMT
    Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...
    A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot by a white police officer,...
  • Man fatally struck by arrow in Southern California

    Man fatally struck by arrow in Southern California

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-24 03:35:45 GMT
    A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother's friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Southern California home.
    A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother's friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Southern California home.
  • 2 LDS missionaries die in Taiwan; 1 dies in US

    2 LDS missionaries die in Taiwan; 1 dies in US

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:15:36 GMT
    Two Mormon missionaries serving in Taiwan and another in Oklahoma have died.
    Two Mormon missionaries serving in Taiwan and another in Oklahoma have died.
  • Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

    Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:46:51 GMT
    A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer.
    John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.
  • More rain forecast for wildfire-singed Washington

    More rain forecast for wildfire-singed Washington

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:15:42 GMT
    An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.
    A slow-moving front bringing heavy rain and thunder is expected to arrive in areas of Washington state scarred by wildfires on Sunday - days after flash floods destroyed at least 10 homes and closed down highways.
  • Woman dies after her car strikes parade vehicle

    Woman dies after her car strikes parade vehicle

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:05:29 GMT
    A car struck a parade vehicle Saturday in rural Michigan, killing an 80-year-old woman and injuring 10 other people, authorities said.
    A car struck a parade vehicle Saturday in rural Michigan, killing an 80-year-old woman and injuring 10 other people, authorities said.
  • No arrests as thousands rally over chokehold death

    No arrests as thousands rally over chokehold death

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:25:47 GMT
    Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.
    Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.
  • Residents say assault case erodes trust in police

    Residents say assault case erodes trust in police

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:07:16 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic...
    Residents of a neighborhood where an Oklahoma City officer is accused of sexually assaulting women said Saturday the allegations make them distrust police.
  • California: Insurers must cover elective abortions

    California: Insurers must cover elective abortions

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:55:58 GMT
    Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop...
    Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective...
  • Navajo presidential race features crowded field

    Navajo presidential race features crowded field

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:36:35 GMT
    Seventeen candidates are running for president of the Navajo Nation, a post that wields important influence on the country's largest American Indian reservation.
    Seventeen candidates are running for president of the Navajo Nation, a post that wields important influence on the country's largest American Indian reservation.
  • Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

    Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:33 GMT
    Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.
    Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.
  • Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

    Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:36:55 GMT
    The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.
    The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.
  • Wash. flash flooding damages estimated 10 homes

    Wash. flash flooding damages estimated 10 homes

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:14 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:14:58 GMT
    Officials in an area of north-central Washington scarred by massive wildfires say heavy rains unleashed mudslides that damaged or destroyed 10 homes and blocked highways.
    Heavy rains that unleashed mud slides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires damaged or destroyed an estimated 10 homes and blocked highways, officials said Friday.
  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:35:13 GMT
    The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...
    Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...
  • Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing

    Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:24:51 GMT
    Police say they're investigating why a woman tried to enter the maternity ward at a Central California hospital carrying a doll that looked like a living baby.
    A California woman is under investigation after trying to enter a hospital maternity ward carrying a doll that looked like a living baby, police said Friday, but the woman says the dolls are meant to be therapeutic for...
  • Man who at pot candy must stand trial in killing

    Man who at pot candy must stand trial in killing

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:34:55 GMT
    A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.
    A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.
  • Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal

    Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:55:03 GMT
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury...
    Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Friday to dismiss indictments against the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and put on hold further proceedings in the case over concerns about the process of selecting jurors...
  • 3 bodies recovered from Mount Rainier identified

    3 bodies recovered from Mount Rainier identified

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:36:03 GMT
    The Pierce County medical examiner has identified the bodies of three climbers recovered this week from Mount Rainier. They were part of a party of six who vanished on the Washington state peak last May.
    The Pierce County medical examiner has identified the bodies of three climbers recovered this week from Mount Rainier. They were part of a party of six who vanished on the Washington state peak last May.
  • Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries

    Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:25:40 GMT
    By ED WHITE Associated Press A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9.
    By ED WHITE Associated Press A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9.
  • Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

    Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:55:37 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic...
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Friday he was both innocent and contrite as he ended his third straight day of testifying in his corruption trial.
  • Woman set reservation fire to give friends work

    Woman set reservation fire to give friends work

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:46:06 GMT
    The U.S. Justice Department said Friday an Oregon woman pleaded guilty in May to starting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last year because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work.
    A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work.
  • Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

    Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:46:04 GMT
    A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are...
    A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being...
  • Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

    Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:46:01 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there...
    An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and...
  • Firefighters still in hospital after ice stunt

    Firefighters still in hospital after ice stunt

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:55:26 GMT
    A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college...
    Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."
  • 1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

    1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:15:30 GMT
    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled...
    A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on...
  • Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people

    Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:15:29 GMT
    A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach earlier this week left behind notes that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself.
    A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach earlier this week left behind notes that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself.
  • Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:55:26 GMT
    Texas researchers are reporting that an experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began.
    An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises...
  • Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:44:58 GMT
    Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two...
    Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on...
  • Life easing back to normal in NY Amish community

    Life easing back to normal in NY Amish community

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:35:35 GMT
    An investigator says a northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves but released them after becoming frightened by news reports.
    Life among the Amish in this northern New York community is easing back into a sense of normalcy a week after two young sisters were abducted from their family farm and as more detailed allegations emerge about their day...
  • Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders

    Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:27:17 GMT
    Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the...
    Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the 1970s, has...
  • Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares

    Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:27:12 GMT
    A woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about...
    A woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about the moment...
  • Vermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeral

    Vermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeral

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:34:10 GMT
    Vermont's congressional delegation and other dignitaries from across the state are due in Rutland for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords.
    The Vermont congressional delegation and other dignitaries from across the state are due in Rutland for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords who died earlier this week at age 80.
  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:52 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.
    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...
  • Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:04:19 GMT
    A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing.
    A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.
  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:04:13 GMT
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in...
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
  • Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75

    Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:54:12 GMT
    Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who hunted down women in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.
    Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.
  • California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

    California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:54:11 GMT
    California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.
    California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.
  • Russian student worker missing at Grand Teton

    Russian student worker missing at Grand Teton

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:24:02 GMT
    Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.
    Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.
  • Lawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn

    Lawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:04:22 GMT
    As prosecutors mull whether charges are warranted against employees at a Utah restaurant where a woman nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic tea, the woman's husband and son are set to talk publicly...
    The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same...
  • Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

    Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:04:00 GMT
    A police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities...
    A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities...
  • Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

    Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:34:44 GMT
    The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.
    The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.
  • Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

    Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:34:26 GMT
    A Utah woman accused of helping her husband dump their teenage baby sitter's body in the woods after a night of sex and drugs has been sentenced to up to five years in prison.
    When she died, Alexis Rasmussen was a 16-year-old Utah girl trying to find her own identity, her mother said.
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:51 GMT
    Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.
    Four firefighters were injured - two seriously - when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.
  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:34 GMT
    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.
    Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after...
  • Questions, answers about use of force by police

    Questions, answers about use of force by police

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:16:59 GMT
    The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.
    The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.
  • Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

    Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:35:34 GMT
    A judge has dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying a woman's testimony wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place.
    A judge on Thursday dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took...
  • Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

    Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:14:18 GMT
    A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.
    A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.
  • US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:26 GMT
    A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
    A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
  • Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

    Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:14 GMT
    Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they...
    Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to...
  • Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:55 GMT
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell downplayed the significance of his joy ride in a Ferrari owned by a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking...
  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:15:14 GMT
    A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.
    A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct...
  • Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

    Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:43 GMT
    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the attack.
    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly...
  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:35 GMT
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:55:29 GMT
    The president of a college in central Kentucky says two firefighters were injured while using their fire truck ladder to help the school's marching band take part in an ice bucket challenge.
    Two firefighters were injured while using their fire truck ladder to help a college marching band take part in an ice bucket challenge, the school's president said Thursday.
  • Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial

    Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:16:19 GMT
    A judge has declined to allow Philadelphia prosecutors to introduce evidence that a woman charged with abducting and raping a kindergartner had viewed online cartoons depicting sexual torture.
    A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.
  • Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:59 GMT
    An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
    An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
  • Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:34:26 GMT
    The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, North Carolina. In that case, a diabetic man's...
    It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.
  • Prosecutor urges Gov. Nixon to decide on removal

    Prosecutor urges Gov. Nixon to decide on removal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:04:10 GMT
    St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he has no intentions of removing himself from the Michael Brown case, and he is urging Gov. Jay Nixon to once and for all decide if he will act on calls for...
    St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he has no intentions of removing himself from the Michael Brown case, and he is urging Gov. Jay Nixon to once and for all decide if he will act on calls for McCulloch's...
  • St. Louis police release video of shooting

    St. Louis police release video of shooting

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:44 GMT
    The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for...
    The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater...
  • Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:09 GMT
    A new federal study found that man-made earthquakes cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.
    Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.
  • Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:24:26 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond.
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his...
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:14:45 GMT
    Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
    Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:04:41 GMT
    The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by...
    The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice...
  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:25:06 GMT
    Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb.
    Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb.
  • Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

    Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:16:02 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials...
    The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials announced...
  • Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

    Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 06:54:38 GMT
    By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer. Peace prevailed when four other unarmed black males were killed by police in...
    By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by...
  • California drought stings bees, honey supplies

    California drought stings bees, honey supplies

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 06:43:59 GMT
    California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
    California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
  • Holder says he understands mistrust of police

    Holder says he understands mistrust of police

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:26:47 GMT
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
    Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he...
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:33:34 GMT
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb.
    About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as...
  • Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

    Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:23:34 GMT
    An ex-deputy told jurors Wednesday he failed to note in a report that more gunfire had taken place well after a drunken driver was fatally shot in Texas following an accident that killed two boys, a detail a...
    A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses.
  • Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:03:38 GMT
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
    Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...
  • Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

    Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:56:14 GMT
    A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.
    A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year.
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